Summary: Satan is on a mission of his on making. His main strategies have not changed. What are they?

I. Distraction (verse 1)

A. Used something out of the ordinary

1. ‘Look! A talking serpent!’

2. Events

3. Pursuits

4. Gossip

5. Troubles

6. Samson & Delilah

7. David & Bathsheba

8. Solomon & wives

9. Achan & treasure

B. Questioned God’s Word

1. ‘Is that really what God said?’

2. ‘Is that what God really meant?’

II. Deception (verses 4-5)

A. Twisted God’s Word

1. False apostles

2. False gospels

3. False religions

4. 2 Cor. 11:3, “But I fear, lest somehow, as

the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness,

so your minds may be corrupted from the

simplicity that is in Christ”

5. 2 Cor. 11:14, “For Satan himself transforms

himself into an angel of light”

B. 2 Corinthians 4:4, “In whom the god of this world hath

blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the

light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image

of God, should shine unto them”

His ultimate goal is:

III. Destruction (3:6-7; 2:16-17)

A. He knew God’s Word was true (above passages)

B. He wants to use us to get back at God

C. 1 Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your

adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion,

seeking whom he may devour”

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